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THE MAN IN THE MOON by yaamas THE MAN IN THE MOON by yaamas
A night of dreams and wonder makes hearts, the unseen things ponder.

Ethereal voices to open hearts speak, young souls listen as they seek.

Into one such night let us take a peek.


Twas a midsummer night as a brown-haired lad and a lass with golden tresses, walked the woods near each of their homes. The air was clear, charged with magic, and the sky was full of heavenly lights. It was hard to tell where the earth stopped and the heavens started. But for the trees, which rooted the imagination to the ground, all would be blended into a mass of shadows and twinkling lights. A night of mystery, tinted with premonition.

His home on one side of the sea, hers the other. Each one walking beneath their country sky. Two places, one sky. Two hearts, one wonder to behold eight short hours apart.

Slowly all the lights grew dim as the sky above the lass filled with the brilliance of a rising full Moon. As the glowing orb rose above the earth, a face within the light appeared. A pair of charcoal eyes opened with a blink and a cheery voice said, "hello".

Leaning on a sturdy branch, up in her favorite tree, the young girl warily looked up into a smiling face and replied with a hesitant, "hi".

And then the Man in the Moon began to speak. " O lassie young and fair, to you I have a message to share. Someday to a far off land you'll go. Young children are to be placed into your care, but that's not all that will happen while you are there. In this land you will meet a young man whose life you will share. On one distant night your hearts will become one as into his eyes you stare." With that the eyes did close and with a knowing smile the Man in the Moon did set. But the message she heard she would never forget.

Slowly all the lights grew dim as the sky above the lad filled with the brilliance of a rising full Moon. As the glowing orb rose above the earth, a face within the light appeared. A pair of charcoal eyes opened with a blink and a cheery voice said, "hello".

Sitting on a sturdy branch, part way up his favorite tree, the young boy curiously looked up into a smiling face and shot back a rather shaky, "hi".

And then the Man in the Moon began to speak. "My young friend, to you I have a message to share. Some day a young lass will travel to this land. Her love and yours will be bound with a marriage band. She will light up your life as the sun does me and that glow will illumine the hearts of others as from you both it does flow.

With that the eyes did close and with a knowing smile the Man in the Moon did set. But the message he heard he would never forget.


A night of dreams and wonder makes hearts, the unseen things ponder.

Ethereal voices to open hearts speak, young souls listen as they seek.

Into another such night let us take a peek.


On the horizon the Moon started to rise as a young man with brown hair and a young woman with golden tresses, went for a walk. The air was clear, charged with magic, and the sky was full of heavenly lights. It was hard to tell where the earth stopped and the heavens started. A night of mystery, tinted with recognition. As each approached, they paid each other no heed, two strangers in a stranger place. Not far apart, each turned, side by side, to face the rising Moon. Each was lost in thoughts and dreams of days gone by. Slowly all the other lights grew dim as the sky filled with the brilliance of a full Moon. As the glowing orb rose above the earth, a face within the light appeared. A pair of charcoal eyes opened with a blink and a cheery, familiar voice said, "hello".

With resting arms on a fieldstone wall, two sets of eyes, remembering a similar night, looked up and a simultaneous reply was heard, "hi". Startled at the sound of the other's voice, two pairs of eyes turned and met and locked.

And then the Man in the Moon began to speak. "You both remember the night you talked with the Man in the Moon, this night as you look into each other's eyes, your memories and lives are becoming one".

With that the eyes did close and with a knowing smile the Man in the Moon did set. But a journey together just began for two not so unfamiliar strangers, who just met.
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:iconjie-n:
Jie-n Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
The debth and detail on this is stunning - I would totally hang this into my younger siblings' rooms!
:-)
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:iconmikalover139:
mikalover139 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Cute, a cup of realism with a dash of childhood belief. The recipe for the perfect picture or poem.
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:iconinterocetor:
Interocetor Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Beautiful. It's like a poem.
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:iconmythocentric:
Mythocentric Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   Digital Artist
A beautiful, whimsical piece. The draughtsmanship is superb and the rich textures and colours are exquisite. Well done!
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:iconinkeriart:
Inkeriart Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is featured here [link]
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Inkeriart Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!!
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Enchanting, featured:[link]
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JaneDoe91 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
At the first, i'm relly happy that i found you here.
I have a few books were are drawings of you :)

About this painting,
It's beautiful, i really love it.
I know there was a man in the moon..
It's great :D

--
See the path cut by the moon,
for you to walk on.
Pearl Jam
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:iconmargaridaporto:
margaridaporto Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trabalho lindo de se ver. Traz alegrias. Parabéns.
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vampyre1 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful piece, very inspiring!:)
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tara41192 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
pretty!
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:iconlawenta:
Lawenta Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the boy and the moon are looking at each other ;-)
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:iconyaamas:
yaamas Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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chocolateisgood Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007   Writer
This is wonderful! Great job =D
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AtarAtis Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
I think this has to be my alltime favourite!
the moon is so inpiring! Lovely! and I love your use of watercolours!
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:iconyaamas:
yaamas Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I am so glad you like it...thank you!
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MrsGraves Featured By Owner May 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
Great work!
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Dyun Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The texture of the tree bark is absolutely amazing! I have yet to figure out how to make it look this realistic. I really like the transition of color in the background, from light to dark blue around that big, beautiful moon. Great job. :)
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:iconyaamas:
yaamas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I've had lots of practice with painting trees and I'm still learning. Thanks for commenting.
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Future-Art-Magazine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
You have been nominated towards the 'FAM Master's Award 2006' Event
- traditional art category at
*Future-Art-Magazine

Feel free to watch if you want to follow the progress

[link]

:bulletred: News Article on the event: [link] :bulletred:

Founder/Admin
:pointr: *mizzdraconia
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cardowl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006   Writer
That is so very, very beautiful!
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ManyMusings Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
Incredible!
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mercurius11 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous, so lovely :-)
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:iconyaamas:
yaamas Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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betta-girl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
You must also love Rackham!

Your work so filled with fairy tale innocense is a delightful way to start my day!

~Pat Ann~
:trout:
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yaamas Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you you Pat! Of course, I'm a Rackham fan! I feel the same way about your stunning work. :hug:
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aoikagetora Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
Wow, that's amazing! I'm horrible with watercolor... *sigh*
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LimeGreenSquid Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, Mr. Owl! Amazing as always. Trees are one of the most difficult thing to make realistically, and you have broken through that and just wow.
And i've always loved colors associated with moonlight!
You must have intently studied trees for so long, now you can spawn them out of your head at random in all shapes, forms, knots, leaves ... you can definitely tell (as i see from a recent reply to another comment) that you love trees! Awesome!
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travisJhanson Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
mother goose is good- very good:)
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:iconyaamas:
yaamas Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Who doesn't love Mother Goose. Thanks!
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travisJhanson Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
lol good point
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FaerieShadows Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
i love how curious she seems...reminds me of..me! hahaha
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:iconyaamas:
yaamas Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, go climb a tree tonight.
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FaerieShadows Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
haha i shall!
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FaerieShadows Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW so enchanting...i love the way you paint trees...beautiful..
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:iconyaamas:
yaamas Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Trees are my absolute favorite thing to paint.
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FaerieShadows Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
it shows, wonderful
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:iconamedyr:
Amedyr Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work as usual! :thumbsup:

Is there a meaning behind that cross on the tree or is it a signature thing?
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:iconyaamas:
yaamas Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! The cross symbolizes what I believe in and where I get my inspiration. I don't think that I would paint the way I do without that inspiration.
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Amedyr Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, neat. :)
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EmotionsFailMe Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
adorable! are you a professional? cuz i could totally seet his in a childrens book or something
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:iconyaamas:
yaamas Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Well, I've been selling my work for about 14 years now so I guess you could call me a professional, but I have way to much fun with this job.
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EmotionsFailMe Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
thats great to see an artist in it for the love of it not just the money or to prove anything
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ArtbySandiJohnson Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the tree, the child, the moon, the color of the sky..........nough said!
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:iconyaamas:
yaamas Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ArtbySandiJohnson Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
:) you're welcome
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lightbird Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, that is so nice! Enchanting!
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So sweet and so cruel - to feel Infinity in the moment of Falling :blackrose:
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yaamas Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
You are too kind. Thanks!
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